Lazy J Ranch-Americas Best Value Inn
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... second hand stores here and antique stores
general sherman tree on highway 198 11 mins out then 1 hr drive from acc rock tunnel on highway 198 drive under tunnel log 12min drive turn off just past giant forest meusum Crescent Meadow Rd maro rock el-capitian
... period, Indian ruins, night sky star-gazing talks, mule rides, all levels of hiking trails. We did a 10 mile rim hike on the South rim, the North rim's not open yet. And the wildlife is pretty abundant. A herd of Elk meandered through our camp one morning, so cool. I came out of the ladies room to be greeted by three cow elk standing right by the door munching grass. very cool. There's also deer, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, the occasional bear or mountain ...
... mountains and we were in Sequoia National Forest. The climb was so steep and so curvy that it’s a good thing Mike and Karen didn’t come that way. We had trouble maintaining speed, so we can imagine what they would have done while towing the Jeep. We were only going an average of 10 mph on constant switchbacks. The good thing was there was no traffic, but the drive was wearing John out.
We stopped at the bottom of one of the switchbacks ...
... which is around the same size as a small porridge oat, and learned about how difficult it is for these great trees to survive to monarch age and size. Forest fires are important for their survival as they clear the forest floor to allow the seeds to grow. Fires can also cause their death though if they burn through their protective bark as this can kill the root, resulting in a high risk of the Sequoia falling over in high winds or under heavy snow. ...
... all we do, not sure where it goes, haha).
Headed into the Sequoia National Park and the visitor center. Watched a short movie about the history of the Park with 50 kids on a field trip. It seems before it became a park and was guarded by the Calvary many of the giant trees were cut down. In fact during the turn of the century they had built cabins between the trees and as with all the other parks people were coming in droves and driving whereever they wanted. They figured ...